Keratin protein is ubiquitous in most vertebrates and invertebrates, and has several important cellular and extracellular functions that are related to survival and protection. Keratin function has played a significant role in the natural selection of an organism. Hence, it acts as a marker of evolution. Much information about an organism and its evolution… (More)
∆9(15) Africanene, a medicinally important natural sesquiterpenoid has been subjected to chemical transformations to prepare aromatic, hetero aromatic, and aliphatic esters. The synthesized compounds were characterized using IR, mass, and NMR spectrometric analysis. The compounds were evaluated for their antibacterial activities.
Microbial biotransformation of monoterpenes results in the formation of many valuable compounds. Many microorganisms can be used to carry out extremely specific conversions using substrates of low commercial value. Absidia corulea MTCC 1335 was examined for its ability to transform α-Pinene enantiomers. The substrates (−)-α-Pinene and (+)-α-Pinene converted… (More)
An artificial neural network method is presented for classification and identification of Anopheles mosquito species based on the internal transcribed spacer2 (ITS2) data of ribosomal DNA string. The method is implemented in two different multi-layered feed-forward neural network model forms, namely, multi-input single-output neural network (MISONN) and… (More)